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Zelenskyy Suggests Rada Cancel Conscription For Military Service During Martial Law

Zelenskyy Suggests Rada Cancel Conscription For Military Service During Martial Law

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, conscription campaign, conscription for military service

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposes to the Verkhovna Rada to cancel conscription for military service during martial law.

This is stated in bill No. 8109, registered in parliament on October 6, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The bill proposes to supplement the law "On military duty and military service" with a new article, which determines that during martial law, conscription for military service is not carried out.

At the same time, it is provided that during martial law draft commissions are created to consider issues regarding:

- organization of medical examination of persons who are registered as conscripts and have reached the age of 27, their registration with the military or exclusion from registration;

- sending conscripts who have expressed a desire to enter higher military educational institutions or military educational units of higher education institutions, to pass tests and pass entrance exams or decide to refuse such a direction.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, by decree of September 30, Zelenskyy canceled the autumn conscription for military service and postponed the autumn demobilization.

In April, Zelenskyy canceled the spring conscription for urgent service and postponed the spring demobilization.

In early April, the General Staff of the Armed Forces announced that in 2022 the spring conscription for military service to the Armed Forces and other formations will not be carried out.

The General Staff noted that during the general mobilization, the recruitment of vacant positions in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations is carried out at the expense of those liable for military service and reservists.